Sex Transm Dis 2021 Jan 12. Epub 2021 Jan 12.
1 Department of Medical Microbiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, the Netherlands 2 Department of Sexual Health, Infectious Diseases and Environmental Health, South Limburg Public Health Service, PO Box 33, 6400 AA Heerlen, the Netherlands 3 Department of Health Promotion, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Background: Investigation was undertaken to determine the genetic relatedness of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) isolates of young (<25) heterosexuals of a potential outbreak from October 2017 to March 2019 in South-Limburg, the Netherlands.
Methods: Data and residual sample material of routine diagnostics were retrieved for outbreak cases (78/81), young heterosexuals at baseline (January 2016 to September 2017, n=30), and men who have sex with men (MSM) (2018, n=47). Total DNA was isolated, and NG was genotyped using culture-free NG multi-antigen sequence typing. Read More